OK, so, now we know. This whole thing has been Mitch Seoane’s fault.
I just read in Baseball America the other day that the Yankees added Seoane (who was a minor league manager) to their “support staff” in the middle of May because of his ability to throw BP. The players liked him in Spring Training and this led to the addition.
Clearly, Mitch was doing something in batting practice to put these guys into a slump, right? No BP tonight and the bats come alive! (And, yes, please, I’m only kidding with the blame laying here.)
Interesting game tonight. On the “checked swing” thing, that was the most heated that I’ve ever seen Torre get with an ump. Personally, “checked swings” have been an issue for me for a long time. “Checked swing” is an oxymoron. There’s no such thing as a checked swing. Once the swing is started, it’s a swing. If these were called properly, in that they are all swings, it would make the game move a lot faster.
I have to confess on something. When Mike Borzello caught A-Rod’s 400th, I thought at first that he was going to toss it into the stands and I screamed out “No!” He faked me good on that one.
Did Michael Kay really say “professional hitter Rey Sanchez” in the 9th? Gosh. That’s just silly. But, it’s not as annoying as Kay referring to Kim Jones as “Lil’ Kim Jones” or him saying “for more on the YES network, go out and buy a computer, and then log on to yesnetwork.com.” Michael, things are funny once, maybe twice. Anything past that is old.
It’s too bad that the Yankees are off on June 9th. It would have been nice to get right back in the saddle after a game like this one.